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Dismantling the NHS? : evaluating the impact of health reforms

Author: Mark Exworthy; Russell Mannion; Martin A Powell
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The 2012 Health and Social Care Act, a major initiative of the coalition government, set in motion what are arguably the most extensive reforms undertaken since the founding of the UK National Health Service. This book brings together contributors from the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to examine those reforms in the contexts of national health policy, service provision, governance and more.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Exworthy; Russell Mannion; Martin A Powell
ISBN: 9781447330271 1447330277 9781447330226 1447330226
OCLC Number: 992546095
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Foreword ~ Rudolf Klein;Section A: Health reforms in context;Evaluating the impact of NHS reforms - policy, process and power ~ Mark Exworthy and Russell Mannion;Orders of change in the ordered changes in the NHS ~ Martin Powell;Section B: National health policy;NHS finances under the Coalition ~ Anita Charlesworth, Adam Roberts and Sarah Lafond;Did NHS productivity increase under the Coalition government? ~ Chris Bojke, Adriana Castelli, Katja Grasic, Daniel Howdon and Andrew Street;The central management of the English NHS ~ Scott Greer, David Rowland and Holly Jarman;An argument lost by both sides? The Parliamentary debate over the 2010 NHS White Paper ~ Ian Greener;UK-wide health policy under the Coalition ~ David Hughes;Section C: Commissioning and service provision;Clinically-led commissioning: past, present and future? ~ Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott and Stephen Peckham;'Much ado about nothing?' Pursuing the 'holy grail' of health and social care integration under the Coalition ~ Robin Miller and Jon Glasby;Public health: unchained or shackled? ~ David Hunter;Provider plurality and supply-side reform ~ Rod Sheaff and Pauline Allen;Achieving equity in health service commissioning ~ Martin Wenzl and Elias Mossialos;Section D: Governance;Setting the workers free? Managers in the (once again) reformed NHS ~ Paula Hyde and Mark Exworthy;Health and Wellbeing Boards: the new system stewards? ~ Anna Coleman, Surindar Dhesi and Stephen Peckham;Blowin' in the wind: The involvement of people who use services and the public in health and social care ~ Karen Newbigging;'Ground hog day': the Coalition government's quality and safety reforms ~ Martin Powell and Russell Mannion;A view from abroad: a New Zealand perspective on the English NHS health reforms ~ Robin Gauld;Section E: Conclusions;Never again? A retrospective and prospective view of English health reforms ~ Martin Powell and Mark Exworthy.
Responsibility: Mark Exworthy, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell.


An in-depth analysis of the NHS reforms ushered in by UK Coalition Government under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Essential reading for those studying the NHS, those who work in it, and those  Read more...


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"An insightful and incisive account of the most controversial health policy reform since the foundation of the NHS. Essential reading." Huw T. O. Davies, University of St Andrews "Provides an Read more...

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